NEW YORK: Hill+Knowlton Strategies has hired Mike Azzi as SVP, leading the firm’s New York technology practice. He is reporting to New York GM Chris Winans and is working closely with US technology practice leader Jodi Baumann. Azzi previously led external comms for cloud computing at IBM.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA: Starz has promoted Eric Becker to SVP of corporate communications, Shannon Buck to SVP of programming publicity, and Colleen Curtis to SVP of consumer and digital publicity. Becker is responsible for worldwide communications at the network.
NEW YORK: Exposure has named John Benson as MD of the firm’s New York office and Matt Arrowsmith as agency partner and communications director. Benson was most recently digital director of Los Angeles-based fashion label Band of Outsiders.